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Victims of crime can access support under the Victims Support Scheme, including:
The Victim Support Scheme Quick Guide provides a summary of the different types of support available to victims of crime, who can apply, what needs to be submitted with an application and the time limits for applications.
The Victims Support Scheme Detailed Guide provides important information and FAQs to help with making applications for counselling, financial assistance and/or recognition payments. Before completing an application form, please review the Victims Support Scheme Detailed Guide to find out more about how to make an application and the information you need to provide. More information is provided below.
For more information see the Counselling page.
For more information see the Financial Support page.
For more information see the Recognition Payment page.
The package of counselling, financial support and recognition payment that makes up victims support is available to victims of violent crime in New South Wales.
The types of victims that are eligible for victims support are:
For more information, see the Who can apply for victims support page.
The general time limit for financial support and recognition payment eligibility is two years after the act of violence.
However there are exceptions and extensions, depending on the time between the occurrence of the act of violence and lodgement of the application; the type of victim; the age of victim at the time of lodgement, or at the time the act of violence occurred; and the type of offence committed against the victim.
For more information, see the Time Limits page.
Eligibility for victims support is affected by criteria specifically addressed in the legislation.
For more information, see the Factors that may affect eligibility for victims support page.
To request victims support, a completed application form must be lodged with Victims Services. Certain documentary evidence is also required for financial support and recognition payment to be approved.
For more information, see What documents are needed to receive victims support page.
To request victims support, a completed application form must be lodged with Victims Services.
You may apply for financial support by completing the online form below. Please remember to save your form before pressing the submit button.
Online application for victims support
For more information, see the How to apply for victims support page.